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in the 1960s to help dockworkers displaced by technology, the port alliance says these days those royalties serve as a bonus to workers, not a safety net. but the union disagrees saying the payments still help compensate workers for lost job opportunities. florida is home to almost a third of the ports that would be affected by the potential strike, governor rick scott says he's still thinks a deal will be reached, but if it doesn't he's counting on washington to step in. allison worrell, "n.b.r.," fort lauderdale, florida. >> susie: volatility was the word of the day here on wall street. investors were fixated on the war of words in washington over the fiscal cliff, and shrugged off some encouraging news today about jobs. fewer americans filed for jobless benefits last week: new claims fell 12,000 to 350,000. but the labor department says the christmas holiday may have distorted the numbers, as some state offices were closed monday and tuesday and could not provide data. in the markets, the volatility index, or what's often called the "fear index," jumped to its highest level since last su
difficult business and while technology and large corporate farms have made american agriculture some of the most productive in the world, small family farms are having a very difficult time surviving. unless they become very creative. how much passion, persistence, and profitability can you squeeze into a 15-pound block of cheese? at the petaluma creamery in petaluma, california, not quite enough of the last. why did you buy it? >> i wanted to saving a which you are in sonoma county. >> mike: that's a tall order. anybody ever told you you were nuts? >> oh, yes. many a times. >> mike: larry peter bought the 99-year-old petaluma creamery in 2004. it was idle, about to be torn down. a dairyman, peter owns 300 head of jersey milking cows, they roam free on his ranch in two rock, organic to nth degree. a first-generation farmer, peter cobbled together a living from the land, milk, a pumpkin patch in the fall, farmer's markets. but after nearly two decades, he needed to do something to increase revenue. >> i figured if i could cut out the middleman, grow the feed, milk the cow, make the ch
it was a test of a ballistic missile technology and was in violation of u.n. security council resolutions. >>> china has opened what it calls the world's longest high speed rail line linking the capital of beijing with guan jo in the south. here's more. >> reporter: the first high-speed train from beijing is about to leave the railway station. many passengers are carrying coats because the temperature in beijing is about 20 degrees centigrade lower than here. the new line stretches nearly 2300 kilometers, including a section already in service. the trip between the two cities will take about eight hours instead of the current 20 1/2 hours. china says it developed the high-speed train line on its own. based on the technology used by japan's train. the launch of the new service expands china's high-speed railway to more than 9300 kilometers. officials plan to extend it to 16,000 kilometers by 2020. the chinese government temporarily suspended construction of high-speed train lines after 40 people died in a two-train collision last year. but it has resumed construction with the aim of helpin
on more difficult challenges using cutting edge technologies. >> reporter: the machine's developers have big dreams. they want to be provide handmade products to consumers around the world. >>> for the people who run japan's amusement arcade life is fast from fun and games. some operators are adapting by targeting the older player. >> more than half the people who visit this arcade on weekdays are age 60 or over. this couple is in their 70s. >> it's no fun staying alone at home. that's why i come here. >> translator: i haven't joined any senior citizen groups. it's more comfortable and less stressful here. >> reporter: we're in a shopping mall in a suburb of inazawa city. there is not a lot to do here as far as shops and entertainment goes. the mall is about the only game in town. the number of elderly customers is up by one-fifth from 14 years ago when the mall opened. so as the young and family clientele shrunk, the owner shifted his target to the elderly. he makes an effort to help the customers stay fit so they'll enjoy the games more. a daily exercise routine started this summer. it
by technology. the maritime alliance wants the royalties capped. earlier this month a port strike in southern california, cost an estimated $1 billion a day. netflix is blaming problems at its web service provider, amazon for a server outage that took down its streaming video service on christmas eve and into christmas day. netflix says it worked through the night with engineers at amazon to get the service back up and running. netflix shares rebounded today, rising almost 2%, while amazon shares fell nearly 4%. >> susie: amazon was just one of many stocks in the red today. as we mentioned earlier, stocks were dragged lower by the retail sector after a report showed consumers did not go all out this holiday shopping season. that sent shares of some of the nation's largest retailers lower. macy's fell 1%. upscale retailers coach and saks were hardest hit. walmart and best buy were also modestly lower. volume improved a bit from monday but was still light with many traders still on vacation. no surprise, consumer related stocks were some of the weakest performers in today trading. consumer disc
. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that's where we're headed. >> warner: this morning, the senate's democratic majority leader, harry reid, was blunt about chances for a deal. and he blamed house speaker john boehner. just before christmas, boehner floated his so-called "plan b"-- letting taxes rise on millionaires. but faced
-to-y has become more structured and less free flowing. and, technology is also having an impact, smartphones and email mean it's rare people are every truly alone with their thoughts. >> if you allow yourself some time to breathe, some time to play, it refreshes you, it helps your mind function better. >> reporter: while not every industry may be ready to introduce play corners in their workplaces, nearly 80% of americans say they wish they could recapture some of the imagination, fun and creativity of their childhood. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: as 2012 winds down, the end of the year is often a time when we reflect. tonight, "lou's been thinking" about old friends and the best gift ever. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> in the past few weeks, i have lost three friends. i know it's part of getting older,nd it still gets you thinking: how will we be measured? poet philip james bailey writes: we live in deeds, not years, in thoughts, not breaths, in feelings, not figures on a dial. there are many deeds to recount in business: profit and loss estimates,
machinery, fabricated metals and information technology and telecom electronics. mobile phones, drive transmission and control parts for transportation, as well as steel bridges are also key items cited for the overall decrease. the ministry says it expects the index to be up in december. analysts too say they expect industrial output will pick up as external demand they be bottoming out. and internal affairs ministry officials released the consumer price indecision. that fell 0.1% from a year earlier. it excludes volatile prices of fresh foods. the negative number came after price declaims for overall package tours. for overseas package tours that is. so people refraped from buying travel plans in november. let's get a check on the markets. the nikkei, this is a new high for this year after rising above the highest level posted yesterday. it's currently at 10,421, getting closer to a gain of 1% from thursday's closing levels. market participants are becoming more certain that the bank of japan may take further action to pull the country out of deflation, since the consumer price inde
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with e.a.i.-- experiments in art and technology. he was working with producing the velvet underground, "interview" magazine. he wanted his own television program. he was in advertisements, as mark said. >> rose: he was on "the love boat." (laughter) >> how low can you go? >> that's right. he would sell his soul. so it's this idea of expanding an enterprise into many, many disciplines. >> rose: it was said if you want to look at andy warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me and there i am. there is nothing behind it. >> well, there is something about warhol. he was obsessed with fame, he became famous. not just for the work that he made but for the person that he was. he was this strange enigmatic person. there was the look, the social milieu, but he became a kind of cult figure in and of himself. >> rose: but here's what interests me, this is another quote from him. "i still care about people but it would be much easier not to care. it's too hard to care. i don't want to get involved in other people's lives, i don't want to get too close, i don't like to touch
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